This comment was from HeatherN on the post “Newsflach: Posting Naked Pics on Facebook Could Get You in Trouble!“
Sometimes the power of public shaming isn’t in what they use to shame you with, but rather the fact that they are trying to shame you at all. Right so, let’s pretend someone posted naked pics of me on the internet. Would I be ashamed? Nope…it’s just nudity. Now if I knew the person, and that person did it with the intention of shaming me, well then that’s a different story. Then it becomes about my relationship to that person…and then if society does start shaming me, it is again about the fact that these people who don’t know me have judged me. It doesn’t matter that I still don’t think that nude pics are shame-worthy. Having people judge you can, in itself, become a source of shame.
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